Tag: Jürg Widmer Probst

COVID-19 in Guatemala - Jürg Widmer Probst

COVID:19 in Guatemala: an update

The last Jürg Widmer Probst Guatemala blog to look at the country’s COVID-19 situation was half-way through last year. We’re now more than 12 months into the pandemic and it’s time to review how Guatemala is faring. Unfortunately, Guatemala is currently in the midst of a third wave with cases of COVID-19 sharply rising. On 15 April 2021, Guatemalan President […]

Jürg Widmer Probst Mayan Culture

5 fascinating facts about Mayan culture

I’ve always been fascinated by Guatemala’s history, and often blog about the complex and rich background of the Mayan people. There are millions of people today who are still part of Mayan culture. They still speak Mayan languages, eat traditional Mayan foods and keep the culture alive in the 21st century. Any first-time visitor to Guatemala may be surprised at […]

Jürg Widmer Probst history of Guatemala

There’s no better way to discover the history of Guatemala than by visiting its museums

One of the most interesting countries you can visit, Guatemala has a rich cultural history. Home to the ancient Maya civilization, which reached its peak between 250AD and 900AD, the history of Guatemala has many twists and turns. The Mayan civilisation was already declining from its heady heights when the Europeans landed in the 14th century. And when the Spanish […]